Nepal | April 22, 2019

Bangla photojournalist Shaidul Alam freed

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Shahidul Alam, a Bangladeshi photographer and activist, raises his fist after he was released from Dhaka Central Jail in Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 20, 2018. Picture taken November 20, 2018. Photo: Reuters

KATHMANDU: Jailed Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam was finally released from prison, after a hundred and eight days in captivity, on November 20. His release followed a recent decision by a high-court to grant him bail.

Dhaka High-Court had granted him bail on November 15.

Alam was detained by authorities and sent to jail on August 5 for his media interviews about student protests, apparently for ‘spreading false information’ against the government.

Shahidul Alam, a Bangladeshi photographer and activist, smiles after he was released from Dhaka Central Jail in Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 20, 2018. Picture taken November 20, 2018. Photo: Reuters

Although Alam has been released, he faces a maximum of 14 years in prison if convicted.


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